5 Cents, Issued by Mauritius, 1945
Minted by Pretoria Mint, South Africa

Obverse Description

Crowned head of the king facing left; around, GEORGE vi KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; artist's initials, PM, below neck

Reverse Description

At centre within a circle of beads, 5; around above, MAURITIUS; around below, FIVE CENTS - 1945; the mint mark, SA, below central numeral

Edge Description



During World War II the Pretoria Mint struck coins for Mauritius using master tools supplied by the Royal Mint, London

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